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WHO Surgical Safety Checklist

The WHO Surgical Safety Checklist helps ensure that surgical teams can minimize the most common and avoidable risks endangering the lives and well-being of surgical patients.  The challenge a hospital faces once the WHO Surgical Safety Checklist has been implemented is getting staff to consistently use and complete all phases of the checklist, including the Sign-In, Time-Out, and Sign-Out.

See how OSF Saint Joseph Medical Center in Bloomington is working on improving use of the WHO Surgical Safety Checklist in a very innovative way.  Click here to view the video.

For additional information on questions about the WHO Surgical Safety Checklist, please contact your risk management consultant.